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When CORA Hosted Lagos Literati to the Nigeria Prize for Literature Book Party

This year’s initial shortlist is an interesting mix. From simple profundity, to illusive realities, to a defense of creativity and worship, to unearthing the history of people and places...

The African Nonagon- Art and African Values by 17-Year-old Chimfeka Ogbo

Chimfeka Ogbo, a student of the African Leadership Academy, showcased his art installation at the Maryland Mall in an event put together by Children and the Environment (CATE) initiative.

Book Review: H.J. Golakai ‘s ‘The Lazarus Effect’ – Crime Fiction Meets Finesse

The Lazarus Effect branches into other themes that border on mental health, avarice, gangsterism, betrayal, abandonment, more...

Music Awards: AFRIMA Jury Arrives Lagos for 2017 Adjudication

The 13-man international Jury of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, who represent the five regions of Africa, the Diaspora and the African Union Commission arrived Lagos, August 1, 2017, for a week-long adjudication process for the awards' fourth edition.

Wana Udobang’s Culture Diaries Meets Award-winning Performance Artist, Jelili Atiku

In this webisode Wana and Jelili discuss the misconceptions and lack of acceptance of performance art in Nigeria.

Lights Camera Africa!!! 2017 Film Festival Berths in Lagos this September

Great people of Lagos, get ready and join us for the 7th annual Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival from Friday, 29 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017 at Federal Palace Hotel

Review: A Few Good Things About Arimah’s ‘What It Means When a Man Falls from...

In this collection of twelve short stories, Lesley Nneka shows the human tendency to revolt, to survive and change situations.

AFRIMA Appoints New Judges Ahead of 2017 Adjudication

AFRIMA Academy consists of the 13-man Jury and the 100-man College of Voters in line with the awards objective of an all-inclusive participation of African professionals in its decision–making body last week.

‘Fear Sometimes is the Tool You Need to Grow’ – Brymo On Culture Diaries

The third episode of culture diaries with Wana Udobong features none other than the prolific singer and song writer whose music is both poetry and melody rolled into one. Yes you guessed it; its Brymo

Redemption: Artist Adeola Olagunju Explores her Journey Following a Near Death Experience.

On Sunday the 23rd of July I attended the Redemption exhibition showcasing the works of artist Adeola Olagunju. The exhibition consisted of three thematically...

NLNG Announces Longlist for 2017 Nigeria Literature Prize

 The list is described as a potpourri of long-standing poets.

Efe Paul Azino Talks Poetry & Honesty on Wana Udobang’s Culture Diaries

Efe Paul discusses the dilemma of vulnerability which African male poets must navigate given the backdrop of tradition, culture and stereotypes.

Ahmed Maiwada Set to Release ‘Polemic’ Poetry Collection – ‘We’re Fish’

We’re Fish is an epic poem, with numbered stanzas across the entire book...

‘I Love How Art Shapes Humanity’- Ade Laoye on Wana Udobang’s Culture Diaries

The first webisode features of Wana Udobang's Culture Diaries features actor and screen sweetheart,  Ade Laoye

Preying from Paris: At the AMAAs, Nigerians Couldn’t Rig Anything!

I am never going to compare and contrast the AMAAs with any other award, but there is a huge credibility attached to the AMAAs

Kabafest: A Feasting on Books and Arts in the City of Crocodiles

An opening ceremony to whet the appetite, a laudable literacy project, intriguing discussions, interesting revelations... the Kaduna book and arts festival is no joke!

Chimamanda Adichie Named Winner of Le Grand Prix De L’héroïne Madame Figaro

The Prize was established in 2006 by the French magazine 'Madame Figaro,' to celebrate heroines of French and foreign literature.

Those Who Wing it: Beyond the KABAFEST Camps

Had there been a boycott of the Garden city Literary Festival, would posterity have forgiven any of us for stopping what led to the AFRICA 39 Anthology–what eventually produced The Sack, Namwali Serpel's short story that went on to win the Caine Prize in 2015?

Ade Laoye, Efe Paul Azino, Titilope Sonuga, Tolu Ajayi and more attend Private Screening for Wana Udobang’s...

The British Council hosted arts and culture enthusiasts for a private screening of season 2 of Wana Udobang’s Culture Diaries

Abiola Irele: 10 Things Every Writer Should Know About the Late Literary Titan

Professor Irele was a polyglot; he spoke Igbo, Ora, Yoruba, English and French

Bookcraft Africa Organises Multi-City Tour for Okey Ndibe Book Launch

Okey Ndibe is a novelist, political columnist, and essayist.

Kabafest: Where We Are Missing the Point – By Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

The vitriol characterising the calls to boycott this festival and the labelling of potential attendees as “hungry writers” and “hustlers”, in an attempt to shame people out of attending, strikes me as some form of pseudo-intellectual thuggery.

Caine Prize 2017 Reviews: ‘The Girl Whose Birds Flew Away’ by Bushra al-Fadil is a...

In Bushra al-Fadil's story unabashed metaphors flirt across the page in a dance so vivid and sensuous, it is difficult to ignore.

Sickle Cell Survivor Describes Levels of Pains in the Third Episode of Wana Udobang’s Warriors

In this third installment of Wana Udobang's "Warriors", we hear the story of Greg Emuze. Greg clears some of the misconception surrounding sickle cell but more importantly describes for us the levels of pain, physical and emotional that warriors face.

Sickle Cell Survivor Shares Experience On Wana Udobang’s new docu-series, ‘Warriors’

The docu-series are in commemoration of the World Sickle Cell Day (WSSD) which held on 19th June 2017

Caine Prize 2017 Reviews: Sarcastic Humour in ‘The Virus’ by Magogodi Makhene

The unnamed but highly opinionated narrator addresses the reader in a beautiful blend of English and Afrikaans which could demand the use of a dictionary by a non-native reader (to aid comprehension). This is not a flaw, rather it strengthens the narrator’s voice...

Caine Prize 2017 Review: Lesley Nneka Arimah‘s ‘Who Will Greet You At Home’

Last year Nneka Arimah gave us 'What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky'. This year, she comes with another sci-fi story that reimagines humanity’s core. This second coming is stronger. But will it win the prize?

Theatre Review: ‘Unstable’, A Great Play that Begins Where it Ends

Unstable is a wonderful play that tells the story of an improbable love between a king and possibly one of the lowliest of his subjects but bears a lesson for all

Caine Prize 2017 Reviews: The Unusual in ‘Bush Baby’ by Chikodili Emelumadu

Chikodili’s descriptions are beautiful in their simplicity. No unnecessary verbiage that feels like literary diarrhea, she gets her point across with an economy of words

‘UNSTABLE, the Play’ Set to Grace the Lagos Stage

The play UNSTABLE is a 2015 winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Drama prize, and it is written by Dickson Ekhaguere.